“Solitude” is a multisensory contemporary art installation by Tony Cassar, being held next Thursday (Maundy Thursday) between 7 and 9:30 pm, and Friday (Good Friday) between 8am and 12pm. The installation will be held at Loyola Jesuit House, Naxxar (close to the Trade Fair grounds), and no tickets are required; entrance is free! The installation is suitable for people of all ages.
The main focus of the exhibition is solitude – the state of being alone without being lonely. The artist is trying to show us that solitude, unlike loneliness and isolation, is not something negative, but the contrary of this, as through solitude, one can find some quiet time for reflection and inner growth.
This installation seeks to show that at some point in every person’s life we all experience moments of solitude – even Christ Himself experienced solitude, as when He stood praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, His closest Apostles abandoned him. However He was never lonely, as He was speaking to His father – and realised the true purpose of his mission to save mankind.
To the Christians attending this exhibition, the installation will have an even deeper meaning, being Holy week. This will aid one to reflect on the profound message the artist is trying to portray – so that we too can find a moment of solitude.
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